East Contra Costa Fire Protection District supports Measure X

The Press - Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Oakley, Antioch, October 4, 2020

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) Fire Board unanimously approved a resolution in support of Measure X, a countywide sales tax initiative that, if passed, could play a significant role in the resolution of the district’s persistent service level challenges.

“If (the BOS) said, ‘Hey, we’re going to give 15% of the collected money to the fire district,’ that could solve a large part of our problem — 5% could maybe fund one station,” said Joe Young, ECCFPD fire board director. “It has the ability to address and help our problem. Whether or not it does is going to depend on how the five supervisors feel about it, if the money is available and how they prioritize the spending ... It could go a long way toward helping us out.”

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